Katchup – December 2004

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As for Utah resort news, ALL resorts are OPEN to the public with the exception of the following, which will be opening shortly. Enjoy katchup!
Deer Valley – Dec. 4
Sundance – Dec. 10
Beaver – no set date

For the month of December, there are also plenty of discounts to be had out there for charities at different resorts. Here are a few chances to help the needy and help your wallet.

Brighton Ski Resort
Feed the Needy- Ride or ski for $10.25 at Brighton on Dec. 15, 2004 when you bring a bag of non-perishable food. Support the Utah Food Bank!
Ride or ski for $10.25 at Brighton on Dec. 8, 2004 when you bring a “Toy for Tots.”

Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Education Foundation Snow Day- PCMR will host a fundraiser for the Park City Education Foundation on Dec. 3, 2004. All proceeds to benefit PCEF. All ticket proceeds will go to the Park City Education Foundation. Lift tickets are $15 if purchased by Dec. 2.

In Utah Terrain Park News, the newest craze for resort purchases this year is going to be making superpipes—supergreat!

Park City Mountain Resort, Brighton, Snowbird, Snowbasin and The Canyons will all have state-of-the-art new halfpipes for the 2004-’05 season.

Snowbird– At 50 feet wide and 345 feet long, this pipe will be featured in the Big Emma Park. Snowbasin- The superpipe will be approximately 340 feet long with 17-foot walls and a 19-degree, or 34 percent, slope. The uniqueness of this pipe is that it is serviced by its own lift and may have its own discount lift ticket.

The Canyons– We have two natural halfpipes open—Hurricane Alley and Tunnel of Fun, both located on Saddleback Express.

So you want to learn how to ride the park or pipe at your favorite resort, but the lift goes right over the park and you don’t want to fall in front of everyone, right? I mean, snowboarding is mostly about image, right?
The Utah Winter Games Learn to Ride program does just that. You can sign up to learn how to ride the pipe like a pro and tackle the meanest rail without wrecking your grill.

Park City Mountain Resort – Located at the Pick-n-Shovel Park on Dec. 4, learn the basic skills in a group format. Pre-registration required: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Legacy Lodge Clinic. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Instructors: Park City Snowboard School. Cost: Free instruction and beginner lift ticket. Bring: Free rental available, or you can bring your own equipment.

Dec. 11 will be the opening of PCMR Pick-n-Shovel Park, voted 2005 Terrain Park of the Year by Transworld Snowboarding magazine. DC Shoes will be rocking the slopes with prizes and handouts.

The Roxy girls have been in town shooting for next year’s catalogs and if you haven’t seen them at your resort hitting tree jibs, catch them Dec. 17-18; Park City Mountain Resort is hosting the Roxy Chicken Jam featuring top female snowboarders in a slopestlye competition.

For the weekend of Dec. 24-25, visit any resort to see Santa shredding the slopes while handing out candy and presents. When the eggnog wears off, head down to Todd’s Bar & Grill for the annual SLUG and Todd’s Christmas Party featuring Callow.